Four Week Fiance 2(8)

By: J. S. Cooper & Helen Cooper



“Yeah, that’s true.” Sally’s voice caught and I leaned back and looked into her eyes.

“You okay?” I asked, concerned by the tone in her voice.

“Yeah, I’m fine.” She gave me a big smile, but I could see her eyes were still sad and looked wet.

“Oh, Sally.” I stared at her. “You’re not okay.”

“I’m fine,” she said, her lips trembling as she looked at me. “I feel like a fool, Mila.”

“You’re not a fool.”

“I thought he liked me. I thought he was the one.” Tears rolled gently from her eyes as she looked at me. “I thought he was my soul mate and that he just had to figure it out. I thought that deep inside he wanted me and he was waiting for the right moment.”

“You never know,” I said softly, not knowing what to say. I knew all too well what she was feeling. It was the same way I was feeling about TJ. My heart sank for the both of us, though I knew it would be selfish of me to bring up my fears and concerns regarding TJ in that moment.

“He doesn’t give a shit about me.” She wiped her eyes and laughed manically. “He fucked another girl while I was there. He wasn’t even trying to hide it. I don’t mean anything to him.”

“Oh, Sally.” I bit down on my lower lip, hating Cody for putting Sally through this.

“It’s fine,” she said again, maybe trying to convince herself. She took a deep breath. “I’m just PMS-ing.” She made a face. “I’ll be fine. It’s not like we dated and he dumped me. We had nothing. Absolutely nothing. It’s not his problem I liked him and was hoping for more.”

“Sally . . . ” I started, but stopped myself, not knowing what to say.

“It’s okay, Mila.” She grabbed a hold of my hand. “I’m sorry for being emotional. Let’s figure out what dress you’re going to wear tonight.”

“Let’s grab a glass of wine first,” I said and headed towards the door so that I could grab a bottle of wine from the kitchen. “Wine and chocolate makes everything better.”

***

“Let’s just go to the store and have a look.” I grinned at Sally as we sat across from each other and decimated a large bar of cookies-and-cream chocolate. “I might have enough to buy a new dress myself.”

“Is that a request to borrow money?” she asked me with a raised eyebrow and a grin back, the chocolate having put both of our moods back up. “Exactly what money are you going to use to buy said dress?”

“Well, I have some.” I laughed as my voice trailed off, my financial situation entering my mind unpleasantly. “Plus maybe I can get a store card.”

“A store card?”

“Like a store credit card.” I shook my head at her. “That way I have thirty days to pay it off, or more if they have a six-months-no-interest plan or something.”

“Mila.” Sally shook her head at me. “I’ve never heard that Valentino or Chanel had a store credit card and no, you’re not getting yourself into more debt.”

“I’m not really in debt.” I laughed. “I just have no money.”

“And you have a bunch of bills to pay each month.” She rolled her eyes at me. “Where I come from, that’s called debt.”

“Where do you come from?” I said with a grin. “Wall Street? Bank of America Valley? Chase Street? Discover me discover you?”

“Ha ha, not.” Sally smiled at me and sighed. “Mila, I know you don’t like to think about these things, but you can’t just be spending all your cash and charging what you can’t afford.”

“I’m trying to be good!” I exclaimed. “You’re the one who told me to get a new dress.”

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